No More Nail Trimming!

Photo by Chris Biro Location: Moab, UT Parrots Pictured: Shamrock Macaw "Buckle" and Blue Throated Macaw "Gleam"   I recently found out through an avian vet that a free flighted bird who flies outside should not have its nails clipped due to being able to grasp its landing spots more securely outside. That doesn't mean I want my birds landing i...
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Flying is Fun For Parrots

I’ve read that 30% of flying is done for fun with regards to parrots. I’ve also watched numerous hours of video footage of parrots in their natural environment in the wild, as well as flown my own to see that this is true. I’ve even witnessed predatory birds make this fact true. While in Key Largo on vacation I visited the Theater of the Sea. I ...
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Bondi's Story: How She Became an Outdoor Flier

Photo by Dave Location: Moab, Utah Outside Flyers: Rose Breasted Cockatoos "Bandit" & "Bondi" I hope you all remember Bondi's story. If you don't, here's to sum it up: She was raised right, never clipped and properly fledged. The post above is about how much happier she became flying in an outdoor batting cage.   To now sum up how far she h...
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Freeflight Candidate: Toucans

Photo by www.villatoucan.com Of: Keel Billed Toucan Fiji is my three year old Swainson Toucan and ever since learning and really just diving into the world of freeflight, I've wanted to convert my entire flock over to it! Especially after having much success with my Congo African Grey, Cressi. I have been considering long and hard if I should g...
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Freeflight: 3 Year Old Properly Fledged Cockatoo

  Photo by Dave Location: Orlando, Florida Flying: Galah "Bondi"  Bondi is a rose breasted cockatoo also commonly known as a galah in Australia. She is three years old and was bought from her breeder fully flighted and was properly fledged by Dave Womach and I using target training. She is not only an avid flyer but a very skilled flyer. Dave u...
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